Our commitment to ESG
At VEKTOR Partners, we invest in the disruption of mobility, and ESG plays an important role as part of our strategy along two dimensions.
First, we believe that our investments can actively contribute to making the transportation of people and goods more sustainable.
Second, we are committed to being responsible investors along the entire investment value chain.
We have a dedicated ESG policy which permeates most aspects of what we do as responsible investors. We proactively identify areas where we can have an impact, set targets and have systems and procedures in place to monitor and independently evaluate both our progress as a firm and that of each of the companies in our portfolio.
We have identified four key goals from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations. We expect our portfolio companies to be able to consistently contribute towards at least one of them.
Our impact goals
Unlocking potential in our portfolio companies
Our focus on the disruption of the global transportation sector provides us with a unique opportunity to make meaningful contributions to sustainability related goals with our portfolio companies. As part of our business building activities, we seek to help companies leverage their intrinsic potential to create value. The latter can take many forms, such as a broadening of their funding options, enhanced ability to access grants, a business plan with regards to regulatory risks, increasing the adoption appeal of their products and services, and in the B2B space enable them to become compliant partners in their customers’ value chains.
Commitment to article 8 of the SFDR
In accordance with Article 8 of the SFDR, we will seek to make all or the majority of our portfolio investments in companies that follow good governance practices and whose products or business contribute to promoting environmental or social objectives. Such considerations form part of our due diligence process prior to carrying out an investment in any target company.
Commitment to Principles of Responsible Investment
We are a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment. We also support broader initiatives fostering the proliferation of similar standards and consider international and industry standards and guidelines in our own processes and structures.